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Slipcovers!! One of my most favorite things!! (A requested re-run!!!)

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What I love about slipcovers is so many things!! My mother was from the “South”.  (Lucky me in so many ways having particularly to do with the “HOUSE!”) She
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A lifelong collection of a "Happy Bird"!!!

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I was minding my own business, (yes working!)  looking for furniture for clients in my favorite antique store in our area;  and this bird;  this happy little bird caught
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A sad pond story with a happy ending for some ducks!

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This is what our pond looks like now.  I was so upset about this I couldn’t  even photograph it! Finally…….now that the ending is written……I could. This was two
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Indigo Seas

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“Joie de Vivre!” Pretty much describes the owner and spirit behind Indigo Seas:   founder and owner of the shop:  Lynn von Kersting. Lynn is the personification of the
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Marcel Vertes

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Some people have requested that I republish a few of my blog posts! I decided to start with this one!! I hope you enjoy! In 1961, my very talented
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Happy Birthday!

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How fun!!! My daughter gave me a birthday party for 30 guests!  Two of my grandchildren Penelope (Poppy), and Eva are here! Poppy is taller than I am!  Eva
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The Coincidence of the " artist of the screens"! Or is it? I find it completely uncanny!!! Chinoiserie alert!

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For my subscribers;  it will perhaps no surprise that I LOVE “whimsy, fun, fantasy and Chinoiserie (which combines them all)! Here is the story of the “Screens”!  As I
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Surprise!! Surprise!! Chinoiserie Paintings & Prints by Harrison Howard

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I am running this post again! I just bought another of his beautiful “giclees” for my granddaughter Poppy’s birthday! I thought many of you hadn’t subscribed to my blog
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Another update on the "Monterey Colonial"! Interiors and exteriors!

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    This story has been a long and winding road! Anyone following my “blog” knows!! Rather than publishing the three former installments;  if you haven’t seen them, you
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Monterey Colonial!! "Progress!" "More Progress coming next" This is the "Interior progress" midway! UPDATE!!!

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  Well;  again, instead of just launching into the ” update” on our “Montecito Monterey Colonial”;  because of my new subscribers, I am repeating the “during” published in January!
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